Data and Maps

NYS Data Center

The Hudson Valley Regional Council is a New York State Data Center.

The New York State Data Center (NYSDC) is located in the Division of Research and Statistics within the New York State Department of Labor. The State Data Center operates as part of a nationwide effort to improve public access to data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The U.S. Census Bureau collects and tabulates data on a multitude of subjects such as population, social, economic and housing demographics, labor force data, health care, migration and transportation. These data play a critical role in understanding our local and larger surrounding communities. Census data also influence state and federal funding, aid decision making in the legislative process, and determine each state's number of congressional seats.

The State Data Center (SDC) Program is one of the Census Bureau's longest and most successful partnerships. The partnership between the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the island areas (American Samoa, Guam, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Virgin Islands) and the Census Bureau was created in 1978 to make data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments.

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County Demographics

In 2017 a set of County Profileswere generated for each county in New York State. The County Profiles were developed and generated by the Cornell Program on Applied Demographics. The work was sponsored by the New York State Data Center in the New York State Department of Labor.

County Demographics: County Profiles

Data & Map Resources

Data Resources

Map Resources

  • NYS Department of Conservation’s Interactive online Maps:
    • The Environmental Resource Mapper is an interactive mapping application that can be used to identify some of New York State's natural resources and environmental features that are state protected, or of conservation concern.
    • The Hudson Valley Natural Resource Mapper is a tool for viewing maps of natural features in the Hudson River estuary watershed to inform conservation and land-use planning. Resources shown include estuary habitats, streams, wetlands, forests, and biodiversity areas, as well as Hudson River recreation sites and protected lands.
  • Hudson River Flood Impacts Decision Support System (HRFIDSS): This tool allows users to assess the impacts of flood inundation posed by sea level rise, storm surge, and rain events on communities bordering the lower Hudson River north of NYC.
  • PolicyMap: PolicyMap offers easy-to-use online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the US. From the classroom to the boardroom, thousands of organizations trust PolicyMap to find the right data for their research, market studies, business planning, site selection, grant applications and impact analysis.
  • Renewable Energy
    • Re-Powering America’s Land Initiative: US Environmental Protection Agency’s RE-Powering Mapper, an online interactive web application, allows users to visualize EPA’s information about renewable energy potential on contaminated lands, landfills and mine sites.
    • NY Solar Map: Estimates rooftop and ground mount solar electric potential (PV panels) and connects you to local solar resources.